East Meets West

I've really enjoyed participating in the jewelry round robin. Judi requested smaller size charms with a vintage look. I already knew that she enjoys Asian themed artwork and embellishments. I had an antique Tulsa bus token in my stash that I thought would work perfectly for her necklace. The challenge for me was to keep it small and simple!

I also enjoy Asian themes and have accumulated a collection of ephemera and embellishments. I found a charm that I wanted to use as my base. I attached a jump ring after I drilled a center hole in the charm.  The photo below shows Judi's necklace without the charms added as she will do this herself.

Everyone before me made a tag explaining their artwork so I decided I would do the same and named my piece "East Meets West".

Chinese Wisdom

This was made just for Kimberly. Using Chinese fortunes are fun in artwork. I usually have them in my ATC's, however, this particular fortune told me it wanted to be in a collage piece for Kimberly. The second thing I searched for in my image stash from magazines was the right woman displaying the attitude I wanted for my fortune.
The support used is a canvas mat board with collaged scrap papers. I applied molding paste using a stencil for texture and sanded the paste lightly after it was dried. I then made a wash using Golden's translucent ochre paint to blend the papers for one cohesive color.  White paint was added on top using my finger and then I applied the image.  (I mounted the image onto black cardstock and trimmed making an outline of the image.  I like doing this when the background is not smooth.  It keeps your image crisp.)

Kimberly loves her collage gift......Message received!